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Ansem, Seeker of Darkness
Ansem in Kingdom Hearts
Background information
Movies Unknown
Short Films Unknown
Television Programs Unknown


Video Games Kingdom Hearts

Kingdom Hearts: Re: Chain of Memories

Kingdom Hearts: II

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance

Voice Billy Zane (Kingdom Hearts)

Richard Epcar (currently)

Portrayed by Unknown
Character information
Other names The Seeker of Darkness, Xehanort's Heartless


Personality Calculating, cold, ruthless, malevolent, dark
Goal Unknown
Allies Master Xehanort, Xemnas, Vanitas, Xehanort, Organization XIII, Young Master Xehanort, Isa/Saix, Braig/Xigbar
Enemies Sora, Donald Duck, Goofy Goof, Riku, Kairi, King Mickey, Queen Minnie, Iago, Riku-Ansem, DiZ/Ansem the Wise, Roxas, Axel/Lea, Naminé, Xion, Princess Jasmine, Alice, Cinderella, Belle, Beast, Princess Aurora, Snow White, Terra, Ventus, Aqua, Vexen, Daisy Duck, Maleficent/Dragon Maleficent, Ursula/Vanessa, Oogie Boogie, Jafar/Genie Jafar, Captain Hook, Mr. Smee, Hades, Pete, Dream Eater (Spirits), Mickey and Friends, Disney characters, Squall Leonheart, Yuffie Kisaragi, Cid Highwind, Aerith, John Clayton
Likes Riku (formerly), Darkness, power, ruling over everything.
Dislikes Sora, Riku (currently), Light, the Keyblade and being defeated
Quotes "Every light must fade, every heart return to darkness!"

"Don't bother. Your voice can no longer reach him where he is. His heart belongs again to darkness. All worlds begin in darkness and also end. The heart is no different. Darkness sprouts within it. It grows, consumes it. Such as its nature. In the end, every heart returns to the darkness whence it came. You see, darkness is the heart's true essence."

"Ever the fool, boy. And forever, just a pawn of the darkness!"


So, you have come this far, and still you understand nothing. Every light must fade, every heart return to darkness!

―Ansem, Seeker of Darkness

Ansem, Seeker of Darkness is the main antagonist of Kingdom Hearts and the "Reverse/Rebirth" mode in Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories. He is the Heartless of Xehanort, and retains the dark "guardian" which belonged to his original self.

Prior to Kingdom Hearts Edit

In the pursuit of knowledge, Xehanort, at the time calling himself "Ansem", willingly gave his heart to the darkness, creating both his Heartless and his Nobody, Xemnas. His Heartless was able to retain its selfhood for uncertain reasons, though it was believed by the true Ansem that this was due to Xehanort's willing abandonment of his heart, which is reinforced due to the fact that Sora, the only other person ever to keep his mind as a Heartless, also willingly surrendered his heart.

He and legions of Heartless at his command continued his original self's pursuit of knowledge, believing it would be found in darkness, and stole countless hearts from both humans and worlds in search of this knowledge. But his ultimate goal was Kingdom Hearts, a supposed repository of tremendous power and knowledge. However, to access the heart of all worlds, he would need to open the Final Keyhole. For this, the Princesses of Heart were needed to complete the Keyhole. He also realized that the wielder of the legendary Keyblade needed to be found, for the Keyblade's ability to seal away the hearts of worlds from the preying Heartless could prove dangerous. So, believing that the Princesses and the Keyblade wielder are connected, he sent Kairi, a supposed resident of The Radiant Garden, as well as a Princess of Heart, to another world where a future Keyblade wielder lived and Xehanort's original home. As he waited for his theory to be proven, Ansem continued on his path towards stealing many hearts.

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